Modern Islamist Movements
History, Religion, and PoliticseBook - 2012
Modern Islamist Movements provides a clear and accessibleexamination of the history, beliefs and rationale of IslamistGroups and their grievances with the West and governments withinthe majority-Muslim world, while examining some of these groups'visions for a global Islamic empire. A clear and accessible text that examines the history, beliefsand rationale for violence emerging from Islamist movements, whileexamining some of these groups' visions for a global Islamicempire Examines Islamist grievances against the West and moderngovernments in the majority Muslim world, while providing anoverview of Islam's relations with the West from the period of theCrusades to the modern age Discusses the historic development of Islamism in Egypt, theWest Bank and Gaza, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Afghanistan Explains classic Islamic understandings of jihad and BinLaden's, al-Qaida's, and other Islamists interpretations of thisconcept Offers an historical account of the formative relationshipbetween al-Qaida, other Islamists, and Islamic intellectual trendsbeginning in the eighteenth century Appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students, as well asinterested general readers
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 233 pages) : maps.